I am a teacher, mom and grandmother to five; from teens to twins. I've written for newspapers, websites and various blogs and have been a writing coach for children, teachers and college students. My blog name-Gramcracker-refers to the name my grand kids call me! I write about family, education, fitness, active aging and all the bits and pieces of my life. Becoming a widow last year gave me a new platform on which to share my thoughts and feelings on coping with midlife change.